access consultant and architect

Elland Silver Band


This award winning silver band currently operates out of an old concrete hut which is at the end of its life.  The band own the site and their aspiration is to develop a new facility wholly suitable for their needs.  The band also have aspirations to open the facility to the wider community and to develop and build with environmental responsibility.

Ian Hill architect is appointed to take the design initially to Planning Application stage.  Design development is in progress. Below are the current proposals.


This has the majority of the windows with a view across well tended allotments, the west elevation has no windows, the intention being to attenuate sound disturbance to the adjacent apartments in the converted mill.  The sloping site enables the proposals to be on two levels, each with its own functions - the ground floor having level access and the lower ground floor accessed by stairs and lift and providing a significantly sound attenuated Band Room.



Ground Floor accommodates Tuition Rooms, the Instrument Store, Office, Parents’ Lounge and

Meeting Room, Toilets, Kitchen, stairs and lift to the Lower Ground Floor, plant and vertical

services duct and the all important Function and Band Room.



Accommodates the sound attenuated Band Room with just six small windows to the East Elevation.  There is also a Music Library, Store and Plant Room, together with the stairs and lift from the Ground Floor above.  This floor level is partly below grade.




The South Elevation to Dewsbury Road gives level access and is set back to avoid the mature tree roots and to give a small garden courtyard approach area.  The two storey section gives a multi-purpose Function and Band Room room and dedicated Band Room below.  Glulam beams span the Band and Function Room, giving a sense of quality and occasion and supporting the natural sedum roofing.

Client: Elland Silver Band

Architect: Ian Hill.

Estimated project value: £ £250,000.